Autism and Girls is a revised and updated edition of the bestselling book, Asperger's and Girls. This groundbreaking book describes the unique challenges of women and girls with autism spectrum disorder. In it, you’ll read candid stories written by the indomitable women who have lived them and hear experts discuss whether ASD girls are slipping under the radar and remaining undiagnosed. This second edition provides practical solutions schools can implement and social tips for teenage girls navigating puberty, the transition to work or university, and highlights the importance of and strategies for careers. Winner of the Gold Award, Foreword Book of the Year.
Dr. Tony Attwood is a practicing clinical psychologist with more than twenty-five years of experience. He has worked with over 2000 individuals of all ages with Asperger's syndrome. He presents workshops and runs training courses for parents, professionals, and individuals with AS all over the world, and is a prolific author of articles and books on the subject.
Temple Grandin earned her Ph.D. in animal science from the University of Illinois, and became an associate professor at Colorado State University. Dr. Grandin is one of the most respected individuals with high-functioning autism in the world. She presents at conferences nationwide, helping thousands of parents and professionals understand how to help individuals with autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and PDD. She is the author of Emergence: Labeled Autistic, Thinking in Pictures, Animals in Translation (which spent many weeks on The New York Times Best-Seller List), The Autistic Brain, and The Loving Push, co-written with Debra Moore, Ph.D. One of the most celebrated -- and effective -- animal advocates on the planet, Dr. Grandin revolutionized animal movement systems and spearheaded reform of the quality of life for the world's agricultural animals.